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Why Teamsters Failed to Deliver in 2020 Election

Ryan Haney and Sean Orr Teamster Rebel
Pre-election survey data collected by the IBT was never released, but anyone working at UPS, YRC, or other major Teamster employers would tell you that the membership was sharply divided on whether or not they supported Trump.

Biden Wins

Lauren Gambino The Guardian
Joe Biden wins US election after four tumultuous years of Trump presidency.

Three Tough Laps To Change The Balance Of Power

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Strategy and hard work can accomplish two essential objectives: win victories that deliver substantial immediate benefits to all affected by today’s interlocking health, economic and racial crises and do so in ways that shift power our way.

Movements Mobilize To Interrupt a Coup

Marcy Rein Organizing Upgrade
Three things are key: engaging as many people as possible in demonstrations and non-cooperation; asserting that we are the true defenders of democracy; and committing to strategic nonviolence.
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